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SandeeAR
06-29-2011, 07:26 AM
After reading another thread, I got to thinking. So many of you mentioned how easy it is to schedule babies. I thought it would be interesting to see "how" you all do that.

How about it folks? How do YOU get your babies on a regular schedule and at what ages do you start?

sahm2three
06-29-2011, 08:00 AM
After reading another thread, I got to thinking. So many of you mentioned how easy it is to schedule babies. I thought it would be interesting to see "how" you all do that.

How about it folks? How do YOU get your babies on a regular schedule and at what ages do you start?

I attempt to get them on the other kids schedules right away just by doing the same routine day after day after day. I feed (or try to except in the case of my bf baby) them at the same general times as the other kids. Just lots and lots of repetition.

PeanutsGalore
06-29-2011, 08:46 AM
Mine is still pretty young for a schedule, but he seemed ready since his parents kind of had him on a schedule anyway. He was sleeping and eating at the same times when he got here, so after he was a bit older, I just changed him to the schedule I have my son on. Same feeding, nap and playtimes everyday. Seems to be working well.

Meyou
06-29-2011, 08:58 AM
My babies start at 11-12 months because of the year mat leave in Canada. I normally have spots filled months in advance so the families are aware of my schedule and start trying to match up to my naptimes about a month before the baby starts care. This helps considerably with the transition.

Once they start I try and keep the same schedule as the other kids or as close as possible with the baby's needs being met. It normally only takes me 2 weeks or so to have them totally on my schedule. The only allowances I make for babies in the schedule is sticking in extra feedings if they need it. The 12 month old I have now NEEDS a snack at about 4:30 pm so I just take her aside and give her a little something. If the other kids notice or ask I just say babies need extra snacks because their bodies are working so hard to grow and give the other kids a couple of crackers so they don't spoil their dinner.

laundrymom
06-29-2011, 09:06 AM
The first day they are here, I feed babies between 730&830, then we do reading, learning, etc with the olders. I feed babies 1030-1130 then feed big kids, I nap everyone then, I do snack between 230&3 then bottle the babies after. If a baby is hungry between feedings I will feed. But they are always offered a bottle at the same times. Takes a few days and they fall into the schedule

Michael
06-29-2011, 01:16 PM
Many infant schedules located here: http://www.daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=schedule+for+infants

Cat Herder
06-29-2011, 02:35 PM
I just put up a link to an old thread here, but it said it had to be moderated :confused:

http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28370&highlight=newborns

Blackcat31
06-29-2011, 02:53 PM
I just put up a link to an old thread here, but it said it had to be moderated :confused:

http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28370&highlight=newborns

I wonder if it was the wording? :confused: You had originally just said "Look at (link)."....and most spam seems to read that way with "Look at...." being the beginning. I don't really know but that is my best educated guess....

But, I just deleted it....so you wouldn't have a duplicate post. :)

Cat Herder
06-29-2011, 03:14 PM
I wonder if it was the wording? :confused: You had originally just said "Look at (link)."....and most spam seems to read that way with "Look at...." being the beginning. I don't really know but that is my best educated guess....

But, I just deleted it....so you wouldn't have a duplicate post. :)

Cool, Thanks!!!

I thought you guys had finally gotten sick of me. :lol::lol:

I don't know what to do with myself when so many are out on vacation. :p I still can't leave the room if I have 1 or 6....:rolleyes: